Based upon personal experiences and observations, the author has added an interesting volume to the subject of pediatrics by his description of the pathology and treatment of surgical diseases of the newborn and the infant. He emphasizes that the surgery of these little people is a true specialty and recommends in the handling of these cases a need for collaboration between pediatrician, otolaryngologist, and surgeon. Adequate examination, both physical and roentgenological, careful preoperative and postoperative attention, and well-administered anesthesia are stressed.
The body of the text is concerned with the surgical problems of the newborn and the infant. In the sections dealing with the pathology, many conditions are discussed which are frequently encountered on the surgical services of any large children's hospital. In the chapters limited to the newborn, many subjects are included, particularly those resulting from congenital malformations of the intestinal tract, such as tracheoesophageal fistula, stenosis, atresia, malrotation,